2023 Launch For Cork’s Camden Quay Hotel Development.

The JMK Group is set to open Moxy Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott Cork City in autumn 2023, creating one hundred jobs and marking the group’s fifth Irish hotel.

The €50 million hotel development will be located at the former McKenzies Circuit Courthouse site on the bank of the River Lee in Cork City. The 3-star hotel includes 148 hotel rooms and 43 long-stay suites along with a rooftop bar, gym, ground-floor restaurant, and café. The developers are aiming to achieve an eco-friendly BREEAM Certification that is an international assessment of sustainability performance.

The project will involve the retention for development, conservation, refurbishment, and change of use of the existing courthouse building which is a protected structure. A two- to six-story annex will be constructed to the rear of the protected structure.

The location is the latest addition to the JMK Group’s current portfolio of four hotels in Ireland including Holiday Inn Dublin Airport, Holiday Inn Express Dublin City Centre, Waterford Marina Hotel, and Hampton by Hilton Dublin City Centre, opening in February 2022. The group also operates three hotels in the UK: Hampton by Hilton London Ealing, Seraphine Hammersmith, and Seraphine Olympia in central London.

John Kajani, Chairman of the JMK Group said, “We have enjoyed great success to date in our locations in Dublin and Waterford. Opening in Cork was a natural evolution for us, particularly as Moxy Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott® Cork City will enjoy a prime location on the banks of the River Lee, opposite Cork Opera House. We look forward to welcoming our first guests in 2023 and becoming an integral part of this exciting city. Cork represents another key step on our journey to expanding our presence in Ireland.”

CGI consultants, 3D Design Bureau, liaised with the development team to construct a series of 3D planning and 3D marketing solutions. 3D Design Bureau produced verified view montages, presentation photomontagesarchitectural CGIs, and a BRE daylight & sunlight assessment which were submitted as part of the planning application to Cork City Council. The visuals are now being used for marketing purposes with national media covering the project.

Camden Quay – Full Project Details:

Project Name: Camden Quay Hotel, Cork.

Site Location: The former McKenzies/Circuit Courthouse, Camden Quay, Camden Place, and Pine Street, Cork City.

Planning Stage: Planning Granted

Planning Documents: Cork City Council

Floor Area: 7,857 m2

Site Area: 0.22 hectares

Storeys: 2 to 6

Units: 194-beds

Cork City Council has granted planning approval for the construction of a 194-bedroom hotel located at Camden Quay, Cork.
Cork City Council has granted planning approval for the construction of a 194-bedroom hotel located at Camden Quay, Cork.

Camden Quay – Development Team

Developer: JMK Group is a privately owned hospitality group led by industry experts, using innovation and forward-thinking to deliver long-term success.

Occupier: Moxy Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott.

Architect: John Flemming Architects were established in 1994and has developed a diverse body of creative work. This work includes private one-off residential, multi-unit residential, commercial, hospitality/leisure, and retail projects, as well as much-needed student residences and many large-scale master planning exercises.

Agent: HW Planning is a full-service planning and regeneration consultancy providing specialist advice to clients in the public and private sectors.

Project Manager: Virtus Contracts Management is one of Ireland’s leading Project Management and Quantity Surveying companies. They provide a professional, flexible, results-driven service from experienced, dedicated, and commercially aware people.

Mechanical and Electrical Engineer: Homan O’Brien Associates are one of Ireland’s leading independent consulting engineering practices specialising in designing mechanical and electrical building services for over 60 years.

Archaeologist: John Cronin and Associates provides professional services in archaeology, building conservation, town planning, and heritage management.

Consulting Engineers: Murphy Matson O’Sullivan provides civil and structural engineering services which also extend to industrial, renewable energy, office fit-out, and event construction.

Public Health Consultant: DCON Safety Consultants Limited prioritise and specialise in the highest levels of informed & intelligent advice, senior project resource allocation, and compliance assurance.

CGI Consultants3D Design Bureau – are specialists in architectural visualisation, BIM, and VR – delivering quality design planning and marketing solutions. For this project, 3D Design Bureau created a series of verified view montages, presentation photomontages, architectural CGIs, and a BRE daylight & sunlight assessment which are being used for planning, marketing and design.

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